BOOK: “Brokers of Deceit” by Rashid Khalidi 13Mar13 March 13, 2013

Institute of Palestine Studies      -    March 2013

KHALIDI-BrokersOfDeceit (533x800)When President Obama travels to Israel in mid-March, he will be following in the footsteps of American presidents, going back to 1978, who have nurtured an enduring bond with Israel while failing to negotiate peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

Now, in his new book, BROKERS OF DECEIT: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, noted Middle East scholar, Rashid Khalidi, examines three historical moments to reveal why the American brokered negotiations, going back thirty-five years, have not only failed, but have actively undermined progress towards a peace settlement. The misuse of language has corrupted both thought and action surrounding Palestine and Israel, notes Khalidi, especially with regards to terms such as “terrorism,” “security,” and “self-determination.”  America’s oft repeated mantra about a “peace process,” he writes in the introduction, has long “served to disguise an ugly reality: whatever process the United States was championing, it was not in fact actually directed at achieving a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis.”


Fourteen documents appear chronologically on the Institute’s website for the first time as appendices to Rashid Khalidi’s new book BROKERS OF DECEIT: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East. These previously unpublished documents relate to Oslo and the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations. The bibliography to the book also appears below. For more info on the book, its author, and how to buy the book follow the links below:

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